Safe in Dance International at IADMS 

October 28th – 31st 2022 Limerick Ireland

We are looking forward to the IADMS annual conference in Limerick, Ireland at the end of October. The SiDI Team will be attending and would love to meet with you.  Our stand will be manned throughout the conference.  Sonia, Maggie, Tina and Beth will be in and out of the presentations and ready to chat to you

SIDI is also thrilled to have been invited by IADMS to present our first pre-conference event.

Dancing & Dance Science: The symbiotic relationship between dance research and practitioner wisdom

Thursday October 27th 2022

In person at the Irish World Academy Music and Dance, Limerick

& online

2.30 – 5.30pm GMT+1


About the event:
This afternoon of interactive presentations and information-sharing invites educators, researchers and practitioners to ‘stir the pot’ and interrogate how their work strands interact to support the integration of emerging dance science knowledge into everyday dance practice.

SiDI is delighted to confirm that these respected colleagues will be joining us to give us personal perspectives and provocations from physiological, psychological, sociological and practical viewpoints:

Dr Liliana Gomes da Silva Araújo: Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Zahra Carpenter, BFA: Dance Educator, Director-at-Large, IADMS Board of Directors
Andrea Downie, Hon BFA and PHD Candidate: Founding Director of EnhanceDance, Founding Member of Healthy Dancer Canada
Professor Emma Redding MBE: Director, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia

Following a discussion on each of these threads, Maggie Morris and Sonia Rafferty, co-founders of SiDI, will propose that we move away from the notion of “translating” or “trickling down” dance science research and instead see this in a less hierarchical structure. We invite participants to share their own personal perspectives and reflections.
At the end of the session, SiDI will outline how our Core Principles©, Continuing Professional Development and partnerships have facilitated the dissemination of healthy dance principles up to this point. We will share how we support other organisations in assessing dance wellness/healthy dance practice, and how our team of Registered Providers work in the wider international community. There will be an opportunity to learn more about working with SiDI, take discussions further, and network with a complimentary drink following the event. Registered attendees will receive a discount on application to complete any of SiDI’s CPD Certificates and/or a discount on application to become a SiDI Registered Provider.

For those joining us in person, there will be a post-event complimentary drink, for discussions to continue informally and a chance to learn more about the opportunities and benefits of working with SiDI.


  • Knowledge exchange with key professionals and practitioners
  • Endorsed Continuing Professional Development for all participants
  • Introduction to Safe in Dance International, their Core Principles© and Registered Provider Status
  • Discount on application to complete any of SiDI’s CPD Certificates (awarding recognised endorsement of healthy dance practice)
  • Discount on application to become a SiDI Registered Provider

There’s still time to sign up for this event which is both in-person and virtual.

Attending the IADMS Conference?
In Person: There are just a few places left for those attending the conference. Sign up now through the usual Conference Registration portal on the IADMS click here
Price: $80 USD in person


Not attending the IADMS Conference?
If you are not able to attend the IADMS conference in person this year, you can still sign up for our session as a separate independent event.  There is limit for on-line participants. If you would like to attend just this event, please email Sutton Anker at
Price $80 USD

We hope to see you there. Learn more about SiDI and our IADMS partnership here.

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